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Pugh Family Tree

The Pugh Family of of PA > OH

My line:  John > Maggie Jane > Rosa

This descendancy chart, a work in progress, was compiled from
both proven and unproven sources. It may contain errors. As with
any family tree, you should regard it as a guideline for your own
genealogical research. Hope you find your ancestors here!



1 John Pugh b: 1 Feb 1801 Cumberland or Lancaster Co., PA Occupation: Stage coach driver; later engaged in farming, gardening and lime burning d: 24 Nov 1879 Franklin Co., PA Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA
.. +Elizabeth Pifer b: 23 Sep 1809 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA m: 29 Mar 1832 Shippensburg, PA Father: Jacob Pipher Mother: Elizabeth G. Unknown Move to: Aft. 24 Nov 1879 Came to Richland Co., OH to live with her daughter, Maggie Henry d: 7 Jun 1897 Amoy or Pavonia, Richland Co., OH Burial: Clay Memorial Cemetery, Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
. 2 George Pugh b: 2 Mar 1832 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA d: 16 Apr 1928 Letterkenny Twp., Franklin Co., PA Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA
..... +Mary C. McGinley b: 28 Jan 1850 PA m: 8 May 1873 Franklin Co., PA d: 24 Feb 1910 Franklin Co., PA Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA
. 2 John Adair Pugh b: 3 Jul 1835 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA d: 11 Nov 1895 Franklin Co., PA
..... +Mary Elizabeth Boles b: 8 Mar 1837 m: 8 Mar 1857 Father: John Boles Mother: Margaret Unknown d: 30 Nov 1943
.... 3 John Adair Pugh b: 24 Jul 1857 Occupation: 1880 Farm laborer Residence: 1880 Letterkenny Twp., Franklin Co., PA, near Mary E. Pugh and husband William Poe d: 20 Nov 1943
........ +Susan Emaline Sahm b: 2 Nov 1857 PA m: 1876 Father: Abram Sahm Mother: Susan Brubaker d: 26 Jan 1932 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA
........ 4 Edward Denton Pugh b: 23 Jan 1877 d: 20 Mar 1877 Burial: Emanuel's Liberal United Brethren Church Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA
........ 4 Harvey Ellis Pugh b: 19 Apr 1878 d: 27 Dec 1963
............ +Carrie Francis Miller b: 3 Dec 1878 m: 22 Jul 1897 Lemaster, Franklin Co., PA Father: Daniel A. Miller Mother: Unknown Person d: 31 Jan 1951
........ 4 Charles Abram Pugh b: 20 Aug 1880 Franklin Co., PA d: 17 May 1961
............ +Lydia N. Rife b: 1878 PA m: PA d: 1917
........ 4 William O. Pugh b: 21 Aug 1882 d: 9 Feb 1885
........ 4 Andrew McNair Pugh b: 2 Oct 1885 Pleasant Hall, Franklin Co., PA Occupation: Spent most of his life as a farmer outside Pleasant Hall, Franklin Co., PA d: 22 Jun 1964 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Burial: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Pleasant Hall, Franklin Co., PA
............ +Orpha J. Cramer b: 24 Feb 1894 m: 3 Feb 1913 d: 3 Sep 1973 Burial: Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Pleasant Hall, Franklin Co., PA
........ 4 Norman Alburtus Pugh b: 29 Mar 1886 Occupation: 1920 Farmer Residence: 1920 Letterkenny Twp., Franklin Co., PA d: 20 Oct 1956
............ +Ora Eliza Bishop b: 19 Aug 1891 d: 5 Oct 1978
........ 4 Carrie Ardella Pugh b: 12 Apr 1889 Ft. McCord, Franklin Co., PA d: 29 Nov 1968 Franklin Co., PA Burial: Pleasant Hall Cemetery, Franklin Co., PA
............ +Samuel Raymond Zullinger b: 12 Aug 1887 Upper Strasburg, Franklin Co., PA m: 2 Sep 1908 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Father: Cyrus Clayton Zullinger Mother: Clara Bell Reed d: 8 Jan 1960 Franklin Co., PA Burial: Pleasant Hall Cemetery, Franklin Co., PA
........ 4 John Elder Pugh b: 29 Aug 1896 Residence: 1920 Letterkenny Twp., Franklin Co., PA, near Norman Alburtus Pugh d: 26 Dec 1975
............ +Fannie Ethel Bricker b: 1 Mar 1897 m: 5 Dec 1916 d: 14 May 1980
.... *2nd Wife of John Adair Pugh:
........ +Leah B. King m: Aft. 1932
.... 3 Anna M. Pugh b: 1859 Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA
........ +Henry "Harry" Forsythe Father: John Jacob Forsythe Mother: Susan Breisch
........ 4 Norman Forsythe b: 18 Jan 1885 Franklin Co., PA
........ 4 Bessie Forsythe b: 16 Aug 1886
........ 4 John Forsythe b: Feb 1889
........ 4 Eva Forsythe b: Nov 1892
.... 3 Charles Earl Pugh b: 1 Nov 1862 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA d: 5 May 1955 Pines Convalescent Home, Franklin Co., PA Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA
........ +Annie M. Myers b: 15 Aug 1863 PA m: 11 Aug 1881 d: 25 May 1897
.... *2nd Wife of Charles Earl Pugh:
........ +Annie M. Biesecker b: 30 Nov 1875 Fayetteville, Franklin Co., PA m: 13 Sep 1897 Father: James Biesecker Mother: Mary Jane Stoner d: 23 Dec 1970 Fayetteville, Franklin Co., PA Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA
.... 3 Elizabeth Pugh b: 1865
.... 3 Mary B. Pugh b: 1867 d: 2 Aug 1868
.... 3 Samuel Pugh b: 1868
.... 3 Catherine Pugh b: 1869 d: 19 Jun 1872
.... 3 George Pugh b: 1872 d: Abt. 10 Jan 1873
.... 3 Virginia Pugh b: 1876
........ +Unknown Small
.... 3 Mary C. Pugh b: 1878
.... 3 Wallace M. Pugh b: 1878 d: 17 Oct 1882
.... 3 Jenny? Pugh
.... 3 Molly? Pugh
.... 3 Hubert? Pugh
. 2 Martin "Mark" Pugh b: 6 Feb 1836 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Occupation: 1870 Farmer Residence: 1870 Letterkenny Twp., Franklin Co., PA d: 13 Jul 1919 Franklin Co., PA
..... +Annie E. Deck b: 1 Mar 1841 PA d: 29 Sep 1900
.... 3 John Pugh b: Abt. 1859
.... 3 Louisa Pugh b: Abt. 1861
.... 3 Mary Pugh b: Abt. 1863
.... 3 George Pugh b: Abt. 1867
.... 3 Ada Pugh b: Abt. Jun 1870
. 2 Mary Elizabeth Pugh b: 24 Nov 1838 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA d: 11 Mar 1919
..... +William D. Poe b: Abt. 1830 PA Father: John Jacob Poe Mother: Mary Stoey Occupation: 1870 Day laborer d: 1895
.... 3 Amanda V. Poe b: Abt. 1857
.... 3 William W. Poe b: Abt. 1859
.... 3 David Poe b: Abt. 1862
.... 3 John Poe b: Abt. 1865
.... 3 Mary Poe b: Abt. 1857
.... 3 Henry Poe b: Abt. 1870 PA
.... 3 Ida E. Poe b: Abt. 1873 PA
.... 3 Ruemma Poe b: Abt. 1876 PA
.... 3 Laura M. Poe b: Abt. 1879 PA
. 2 Jacob Pugh b: 7 Mar 1841 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Occupation: 1880 Laborer Residence: 1860 Age 19, living and working as farm hand on nearby farm of William Bossart; 1880 Hamilton Twp., Franklin Co., PA, near Edward "Reed" Pugh d: 22 Aug 1903 Hamilton Twp., Adams Co., PA
..... +Emma Martha Spencer b: Bet. 1846 - 1851 d: Abt. 1876
.... 3 Edward D. Pugh
.... 3 Martha Elizabeth Pugh b: Abt. 1868
.... 3 Margaret Jane "Maggie" Pugh b: 30 Jun 1870 Franklin Co., PA
.... 3 William James Pugh b: 31 Mar 1872 Hamilton Twp., Franklin Co., PA
.... 3 Lollie E. Pugh b: Abt. 1874
.... 3 Solomon Elmer Pugh b: 3 Feb 1874 Franklin Co., PA
. *2nd Wife of Jacob Pugh:
..... +Emmaline E. Upperman b: 1857 m: Abt. 1878 Father: Isaac Upperman Mother: Unknown Person d: 1923
.... 3 Jacob Edward Pugh b: 9 Jan 1880 Hamilton Twp., Franklin Co., PA
.... 3 Edward J. Pugh b: 19 Jan 1882 Hamilton Twp., Franklin Co., PA
.... 3 Anna May Aldrine Pugh b: 1 Aug 1883 Hamilton Twp., Franklin Co., PA
.... 3 Mary Grace Pugh b: May 1885 Hamilton Twp., Franklin Co., PA
.... 3 John Henry Pugh b: 15 Jun 1887 Hamilton Twp., Franklin Co., PA
.... 3 Maurice "Carl" Pugh b: 7 Feb 1891 Hamilton Twp., Franklin Co., PA
. 2 Bartley Pugh b: 12 Oct 1842 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Military service: Civil War d: 10 Apr 1864 Franklin Co., PA Burial: 10 Apr 1864 Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA
. 2 Samuel Pugh b: 24 Feb 1844 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Occupation: In the contracting and building business, then bought a farm in Weller Twp. and took up farming Residence: At 18, moved from PA to Franklin, Richland Co., PA Church Attended: Member, Oakland Church d: 23 Oct 1917 Weller Twp., Richland Co., OH Cause of death: Undisclosed lingering illness Burial: Franklin Church Cemetery, Franklin, Richland Co., OH Fact 1: Funeral service held at his home, conducted by Rev. A.J. Houk, of Oakland Church
..... +Maria "Mary" Wolford b: Abt. 1851 m: 1871 Father: David Wolford Mother: Leah Margaret Kohler d: Abt. 1935
.... 3 Emery Pugh b: 1 Aug 1872 d: 10 Dec 1876 Burial: Zeiters' Cemetery, aka Ocker Farm, Richland Co., OH
.... 3 Allen Willis Pugh b: 28 Jan 1874
.... 3 Arthur E. Pugh b: 27 Jul 1877
.... 3 Blanch Pugh b: 13 Feb 1880
.... 3 Carrie May Pugh b: 13 Feb 1880
........ +Oliver Joseph Gramby b: 29 Sep 1881 Winterset, Madison Co., IA m: 31 Mar 1909 Pugh homestead, Osburn Road, Weller Twp., Richland Co., OH Father: Andrew Jackson Gramby Mother: Mary Jane Brungart Residence: 1917 Weller Twp., Richland Co., OH d: 10 Dec 1964 Weller Twp., Richland Co., OH Burial: Dec 1964 Franklin Methodist Church Cemetery, Weller Twp., Richland Co., OH
........ 4 Mary Lucille Gramby b: 12 Mar 1910 d: 2 Feb 1991 Weller Twp., Richland Co., OH Burial: 1991 Franklin Methodist Church Cemetery, Weller Twp., Richland Co., OH
........ 4 Unknown Gramby b: 28 Feb 1913 Weller Twp., Richland Co., OH d: 28 Feb 1913 Weller Twp., Richland Co., OH
........ 4 Ralph Pugh Gramby b: 1 Oct 1915 d: 21 Aug 1995 Weller Twp., Richland Co., OH
............ +Anna Horvath b: 20 Nov 1917 m: 24 Apr 1943 St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
........ 4 Wilbur A. Gramby b: 20 Jan 1918 d: 16 Mar 1954 Weller Twp., Richland Co., OH
........ 4 Richard Eugene Gramby b: 6 Jun 1924 Burial: Mansfield Memorial Park, Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
............ +Margaret Allene Holt b: 14 Nov 1924 Livingston, Polk Co., TX m: 17 Mar 1946 First Christian Church, Mansfield, Richland Co., OH Father: Turner Hamilton Holt Mother: Vina May Clark
. 2 Edward Reed "Elijah" Pugh aka: Edward Reid "Elijah" Pugh b: 8 Oct 1846 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA Occupation: 1880 Farmer Residence: 1880 Hamilton Twp., Franklin Co., PA d: 11 Mar 1920 at home, Shelby, Richland Co., OH Burial: Shelby-Oakley Cemetery, Shelby, Richland Co., OH
..... +Emeline "Emma" Slichter b: Abt. 1850 d: 23 Nov 1886 Burial: Edenville Methodist Church Cemetery, Edenville, Franklin Co., PA
.... 3 Grace Arminta Pugh b: Abt. 1871 d: Aft. 11 Mar 1920
.... 3 Henry F. Pugh b: Abt. 1873 d: Aft. 11 Mar 1920
.... 3 Kathryn "Kate" Pugh b: Abt. 1875 d: 26 Dec 1886 Burial: Edenville Methodist Church Cemetery, Edenville, Franklin Co., PA
.... 3 Elizabeth J. Pugh b: Abt. 1877 d: Aft. 11 Mar 1920
.... 3 Edith Pugh b: Abt. 1879 d: Aft. 11 Mar 1920
.... 3 Edward Pugh b: Abt. 1880
.... 3 Anna Mary Pugh b: 5 Nov 1881 Edenville, Franklin Co., PA d: 26 May 1966 Ashland Co., OH Burial: Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Ashland, Ashland Co., OH
........ +Benjamin F. Stauffer b: 13 Dec 1875 Mifflin Twp., Richland Co., OH d: 8 Mar 1957 Ashland, Ashland Co., OH Burial: Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Ashland, Ashland Co., OH
........ 4 Edward Stauffer
........ 4 Henry Reed Stauffer
........ 4 Leroy Stauffer
.... 3 Bessie Iola Pugh b: Nov 1883
.... 3 Addie R. Pugh b: 16 Aug 1884 Richland Co., OH
. *2nd Wife of Edward Reed "Elijah" Pugh:
..... +Elizabeth A. "Lizzie" Martin b: Feb 1860
.... 3 Olive V. Pugh b: 18 Oct 1891 Cass Twp., Richland Co., OH
.... 3 Ella Pugh b: Oct 1892 Richland Co., OH
.... 3 Mabel A. Pugh b: 22 May 1894 Richland Co., OH
. 2 Henry Pugh b: 8 Oct 1846 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA d: 20 Dec 1932 Richland Co., OH
. 2 Margaret Jane "Maggie" Pugh aka: Maggie or Maggy Pugh b: 19 Feb 1849 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA d: 4 Apr 1933 Pavonia, Richland Co., OH Burial: Pavonia Cemetery, Pavonia, Richland Co., OH
..... +Adam Henry b: 21 Feb 1845 Chambersburg Franklin Co., PA m: 3 Oct 1872 Father: Jacob Henry Mother: Mary Brown Residence: Moved to Richland Co., OH in the early 1900s d: 24 Apr 1927 Pavonia, Richland Co., OH Burial: Pavonia Cemetery, Pavonia, Richland Co., OH
.... 3 Emma Arminta Henry b: 5 Jul 1873 d: 11 Oct 1944
........ +Wilbur Dwight Tucker b: 29 Dec 1865
........ 4 Leon Carlton Tucker b: 23 May 1895 Military service: U.S. Army Sergeant in WWI d: 9 Oct 1936 Burial: Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ashland Co., OH
............ +Bertha Unknown
........ 4 Charlie Sherman Tucker b: 26 Nov 1896 d: 1943
............ +Hazel Unknown
........ 4 Earl Linden Tucker b: 27 Sep 1898 d: 1961
........ 4 Howard Stanley Tucker b: 27 Jul 1900 d: 9 Mar 1976
............ +Nettie Unknown
........ 4 Elsie Inez Tucker b: 7 Feb 1902 d: 10 Aug 1951
............ +Carl P. Rettig b: 1898 d: 1961 Galion, Crawford Co., OH
........ 4 Henry Albert Tucker b: 26 Apr 1903 d: 3 Aug 1975 Burial: Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ashland Co., OH
............ +Mabel Unknown d: 1989 Burial: Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Ashland Co., OH
........ 4 Gilbert Tobias Tucker b: 27 Oct 1904 d: 7 Nov 1924
............ +Vinnie Ensminger
........ 4 John Wesley Tucker b: 16 Dec 1905
............ +Marty Unknown
........ 4 Ray Oliver Tucker b: 8 Jul 1907
............ +Bertha Unknown
........ 4 Floyd C. Tucker b: 10 Jul 1909 d: 19 Mar 1978
............ +Nellie E. Horton b: 10 Nov 1909
.... *2nd Husband of Emma Arminta Henry:
........ +Ike Smith d: 1945
.... 3 John Jacob Henry b: 31 Jan 1875 d: 7 Oct 1878
.... 3 Mary Elizabeth Henry b: 29 Nov 1876 d: 23 Aug 1963
........ +William M. Willoughby Steigerwald b: 19 Jul 1864 Ashland Co., OH m: 1894 OH d: 14 Jan 1930
........ 4 Lottie Steigerwald b: 26 Apr 1895 d: 22 Sep 1976
............ +Cecil Stevens b: Abt. 1895 OH m: Abt. 1914 Residence: 1920 Galion, Ward 1, Crawford Co., OH
........ 4 Carl Steigerwald
............ +Mattie Unknown
........ 4 Maggie Steigerwald d: 1972
............ +Charles E. Stevens
........ 4 Henry Steigerwald
............ +Emily Unknown
........ 4 Ethel Steigerwald
............ +Russell Shoup b: 1904 d: 1972
........ 4 Helen Steigerwald d: 1939
............ +Kenneth Wills
.... *2nd Husband of Mary Elizabeth Henry:
........ +Frank Shoup m: Aft. 1900
.... 3 Blanche Mae Henry b: 20 Aug 1878 Richland Co., OH d: 9 Feb 1957
........ +Thomas B. Williams b: 1879 d: 28 May 1957
........ 4 Phyllis Williams b: 1918 d: 1940
........ 4 Raymond Williams b: 1918 d: 1919
.... *2nd Husband of Blanche Mae Henry:
........ +William Daniel Snyder m: 30 May 1901 Richland Co., OH Father: Franklin Pierce Snyder Mother: Amanda Ross Marriage ending: 15 Nov 1913 Crawford Co., OH Burial: 1957
........ 4 Chalmer Henry Snyder b: 1908 d: 1991 Burial: Pavonia Cemetery, Pavonia, Richland Co., OH
............ +Grace J. "Gracie" Clark b: 1914 d: 2001 Burial: Pavonia Cemetery, Pavonia, Richland Co., OH
........ 4 John "Orville" Snyder b: 1 Nov 1901 d: May 1975
............ +Pearl Yates b: 16 Apr 1900 d: Aug 1973 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
........ 4 Hoyt Jay Snyder b: 17 May 1904 Crawford Co., OH d: 13 Nov 1975 Ashland, Ashland Co., OH Burial: Pavonia Cemetery, Pavonia, Richland Co., OH
............ +Grace L. "Gracie" Thompson b: 7 May 1902 d: Jan 1972 Ashland, Ashland Co., OH Burial: Pavonia Cemetery, Pavonia, Richland Co., OH
........ 4 Friend Charles Snyder b: 1906 d: 22 Dec 1960 Richland Co., OH Burial: Pavonia Cemetery, Pavonia, Richland Co., OH
............ +Cora M. Sacks b: Bet. 1898 - 1899 d: 17 Jun 1966 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH Burial: Pavonia Cemetery, Pavonia, Richland Co., OH
........ 4 Myrtle Rose Snyder b: 7 Feb 1910
............ +John Humbert b: 21 Mar 1911 d: 1987
.... 3 Charles "Charlie" Sherman Henry b: 29 Oct 1880 d: 12 Sep 1954
........ +Mary Voll b: 3 Aug 1893 d: 12 Dec 1956
........ 4 Mary Jane Henry b: 13 Sep 1919 d: 1998
............ +Leonard Boebel
........ 4 Esther Mulvinia Henry b: 24 Jan 1924
............ +James Boyce
........ 4 Sherman Charles Henry b: 11 Nov 1925
........ 4 Frances Carol Henry b: 13 Nov 1927 d: 13 Nov 1977
........ 4 Virginia Ellen Henry b: 26 May 1930
............ +Dale Baumberger b: 1927 d: 1969
........ 4 Lois Joan Henry aka: Joan Henry b: 17 Aug 1931
............ +Blake Kirsch
.... 3 Rosa Myrtle "Mert" Henry aka: Rosie Henry, Rosie Keiser b: 8 Jan 1883 Miller Twp., Richland Co., OH Medical: Contributory: acute nephritis, acutemy--xitis, cerebral oedema 4 mos. d: 31 Jan 1926 Madison Twp., Richland Co., OH Cause of death: Acute intoxication, mineral or ptomaine 12 mos.
........ +Arthur Ray "Artie" Keiser b: 13 Aug 1878 Mansfield, Ontario or Springfield Twp., Richland Co., OH Father: William S. Keiser Mother: Sigourney Donaldson Occupation: Building contractor Residence: 1910 Richland Co., OH with wife Myrtle 27, daughters Gladys 6 and Mae 5, and father William 60 d: 24 Dec 1944 Ludwig Rest home, Mansfield, Richland Co., OH Burial: Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Richland Co., OH Fact 1: Birth date may be December 25.
........ 4 Gladys Marie Keiser b: 18 Oct 1903 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH d: 6 Apr 1975 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH Burial: Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
............ +Nicholas "Ray" Parsons b: 1 Mar 1897 m: 2 Jun 1922 d: 3 Jan 1972 Fact 1: Marriage date of 2 Jun, 1922 may be inaccurate
........ 4 Blanche "Mae" Keiser b: 23 Mar 1905 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH d: 19 Feb 1969
............ +Charles Francis Stitt b: 18 Jan 1899 Hanover, Licking Co., OH m: Bef. 1929 Father: Armour James Stitt Mother: Alta Belle Adams Marriage ending: 1946 Occupation: Plumber, rubber worker, inspector at Ohio-Ferro Alloys Corp. near Philo. Residence: Lived in Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH, most of his life Organization: Member, Eagles Lodge of Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH Medical: Contributing factors: aortic valve stenosis, calcified at age 5; rheumatic fever, age 20 and age 47 d: 5 Jan 1967 Philo, Muskingum Co., OH Cause of death: Cardiac standstill, immediate death. Burial: 8 Jan 1967 Zanesville Memorial Park, Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH
........ *2nd Husband of Blanche "Mae" Keiser:
............ +Roscoe P. Westfield b: 21 Jan 1898 Monroe, MI m: Aft. 1930 Father: Fred Westfield Mother: Unknown Person d: 23 Nov 1973 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
........ 4 William "Glenn" Keiser b: 16 Jul 1911 Mansfield, Richland Co., OH Occupation: Worked and retired from Taylor Brothers as a sheet metal worker. Residence: Lived in Mansfield all his life Church Attended: Member, St. Mary's Catholic Church Organization: Life member of VFW, Chapter 3494; member Disabled American Vets, Chapter 21; member 84th Infantry Division Railsplitters Society of WWWII. Military service: U.S. Army, served in WWII; received Purple Heart after being wounded on 3 March 1945 in Germany. Honorary member, Girer's Band. d: 25 Jun 1992 at home in Mansfield, Richland Co., OH Burial: Pavonia Cemetery, Pavonia, Richland Co., OH Fact 1: Scripture wake service held at the Diamond Street Home of Wapper Funeral Directors; next day regular services at St. Mary's Catholic Church by Rev. Robert Dendinger.
............ +Marie Theresa Hormuth b: 1 Nov 1925 m: 2 Nov 1946 Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH d: Aft. 1992
. 2 Emmaline Pugh aka: Emaline Pugh b: 14 Mar 1851 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA d: Abt. 1914
..... +Unknown Oliver
. 2 James Pugh b: 9 Nov 1853 Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA d: 22 Mar 1938 Richland Co., OH Burial: Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Richland Co., OH
..... +Unknown Person
.... 3 William Pugh
.... 3 Walter Pugh
.... 3 Edward Pugh
.... 3 Daughter Pugh
........ +Frank Simpson

Thanks to cousins Esther, George and Joan, who helped with this line.

     What follows is a transcription of a handwritten letter that was passed along through several cousins and eventually to me.

A Pugh Family Story

     The following story was handed down to me by my cousin Esther, who received it in the form of a letter from Myrtle Pifer Pugh Henry Snyder Humbert. The author of the story is unknown.

     Nearly two centuries of living rest lightly and gracefully on the old logs of a pioneer cabin. It was the home of John Pugh and Elizabeth Pifer and is still owned by one of their great grandsons.
     When some folks migrated to America, they brought hired help with them. That is how John Pugh reached America's shores. At first believed he came from Ireland, but was learned later that his native country was Wales. He settled near Chambersburg, Pennsylvania in the historic Fort McCord area. [Note: This detail of John Pugh being an immigrant does not jibe with the records, which show him born February 1, 1801 in Shippensburg, Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania. Might the John Pugh referred to here be his father or grandfather? -SAJ]
     There is a legend handed down by the family about his wife Elizabeth Pifer. As a girl in her late teens, she worked as a maid in a Chambersburg Inn which served as an overnight stop for the Philadelphia stage coach. Elizabeth and the other young maids was told by the hotel owner that a new driver was bringing the stage coach into town, All the girls clustered about the windows for a first glimpse of the young man John Pugh. As the horse drawn coach drew to a halt, the driver dismounted. He was a big strong man. Elizabeth spoke up and said "If nobody else minds, I'll take him," and she did. [Esther talking: I remember this tale well, only the way it was told to me was: When the girls watched him climb down from the coach, one of them said, "My, he is an ugly bugger." Then Grandma spoke up and said, If no one else wants him. I will take him." And she did. Back to the letter.]
     The log walls of the pioneer cabin are chink with mud. For years, spring housecleaning included the chore of white washing walls and ceiling, as well as the picket fence. All field fences were built of native stone. On Monday, neighboring housewives gathered at the nearby creek to wash the family laundry. Linens were scrubbed vigorously on a board and then boiled in big pots over huge fires.
     John and Elizabeth Pugh had 12 children. Five of the sons enlisted in the Civil War. Tradition has it that the sons whistled merrily as they walked out of sight into the woods on their way to Chambersburg. The brave gesture was intended to relieve their mother's mind and heavy heart as she watched them out of sight. All returned home safe. One of these boys, Bartley, died one month later at the age of 21. He was called back into the service and when he did not report, an army officer came for him. His Mother told the officer where to find him. She pointed out his grave.
     Seven times, Chambersburg was besieged and burned. The Pugh family had to hide their horses and cattle many times.
     Most of the Pughs are buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in the borough of Chambersburg, Pa.
     Samuel, Henry, Reed, Maggie and James migrated to Ohio when they were young and settled on farms in Richland Country, "because one can plow all day without hitting a stone."

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